Senate Passes Resolution Advocating Higher Taxes for Wealthy

S 1323, a bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit, passed by a vote of 69-27. It states that:

It is the sense of the Senate that any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more per year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort.

This non-binding resolution was supported by 18 Republicans: Alexander (TN), Brown (MA), Burr (NC), Coats (IN), Collins (ME), Corker (TN), Cornyn (TX), Graham (SC), Hoeven (ND), Hutchison (TX), Johanns (NE), Kirk (IL), Kyl (AZ), McCain (AZ), McConnell (KY), Sessions (AL), Snowe (ME), and Thune (SD).

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